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Flood debris pickup scheduled in St. Charles County

During the week of Aug. 12, St. Charles County will pick up household debris, major appliances and vegetation from flood-damaged homes and businesses in unincorporated St. Charles County and West Alton.

Pickup is expected to begin on Monday, Aug. 12; however, the County is waiting for bids from local vendors to confirm details. Please check its website and social media posts daily for any changes/updated information.

Portage des Sioux residents should contact their city hall for information about debris pickup.

Residents need to follow these instructions for pickup preparation:

1) Separate household debris, major appliances [water heaters, furnaces, condensers and other household appliances,] and vegetation into three different piles.

2) Household hazardous waste [chemicals, paint, motor oil, cleaning supplies, pesticides, etc.] will not be picked up. These products need to be taken to the St. Charles County Recycle Works locations.

3) All debris, appliances and vegetation must be placed curbside on the public right-of-way. Collectors will not pick up from private property. Items must be properly sorted and placed before removal; do not block public streets.

4) Any debris not curbside on the public right-of-way by the pickup date will be the owner’s responsibility to remove.

Further questions should be directed to  St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management at (636) 949-3023.

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